- Phillimore, John, d. 1940
- Call number
- MssCol 2403
- Physical description
- .5 linear feet (1 box and 1 v.)
- Materials in English
- Preferred Citation
John Phillimore collection catalogs, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
John Phillimore (d. 1940) was the motorist correspondent for the London Times and an authority on the history of transportation. Collection consists of handwritten catalogs for the auction sale in 1943 of part of Phillimore's railroad collection. Catalogs list books, pamphlets, time tables, passes, maps, illustrations, artifacts, and other materials that comprised one lot of the collection. Some lists give summaries of the original documents or brief histories of the railroads.
John Philliraore (1940) was the motoring correspondent for the London Times and an authority on the history of transportation. During the 1930s Phillimore built a large collection of historical items concerning railroads in great Britain. In 1943 his collection of books, pamphlets, letters, printed ephemera, and artifacts was broken up and sold at auction by Sothby and Company.
This collection is one of the lots sold at the auction. It is the handwritten catalog of the books, pamphlets, time tables, passes, maps, illustrations, artifacts, and other materials that comprised Phillimore's railroad collection. Some of the lists give summaries of the original documents or brief histories of the railroads. The catalogs contain approximately 1, 200 pages.
Source of acquisition
March 4, 1944, Received from Purchase of Stevens & Brown, 1943; Received from R. R. Hawkins, 1944.
Accessioned May 24, 1982
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328